Social-Emotional Development of School-Age Children
While this journey to becoming a ‘grown-up’ is neither quick nor easy, it can be greatly facilitated by the support and the actions of parents. Resources, tips and activities for dealing with challenging behaviors and helping your children through this journey follow.
Free Resources for Supporting Social-Emotional Development
- Social-Emotional Growth Charts – This Parent Tool Kit – in Spanish or in English — provides overviews of the social-emotional development of children in grades PreK – 12 and charts to track their development.
- Games, Activities, Puzzles and More – Find these and many more engaging resources to share with your children from Pre K to High School! This site also provides Spanish and English versions of helpful hints, articles and guides for parents.
- Helping Children Cope – Anger and frustration are not uncommon in school-age children. These web-based resources will help you identify and help your children cope with these emotions.
- Building Resilience – All children face challenges as they grow up, but not all children are sufficiently resilient to thrive despite the challenges. Find tips to help children develop resiliency and become capable and competent adults.
- The Voices Inside – We can see how children react to emotions, but don’t always understand what is going on inside their heads to cause these actions. Explore these games and activities with your children to help them – and you – better understand what is going on inside.
Learn More About Social-Emotional Development
- What Can You Expect? – Find useful checklists, tips and solid advice about the social-emotional development of middle childhood youngsters in What to Expect and When to Seek Help.
- A Time of Change – Children change dramatically from preschool to age 8. This guide will help parents understand the social, physical and cognitive changes and challenges of this period.
- The Teen Years – A time of turmoil, a time of growth and a time to prepare for adulthood. This website offers parents an understanding of the changes and how to support their children through their social, emotional, physical and intellectual journeys.